How to Crack JEE Advanced 2024: Get Tips from Past 10 Year Toppers

How to Crack JEE Advanced 2024: Get Tips from Past 10 Year Toppers

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Mamona Majumder
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Updated on Apr 26, 2024 09:10 IST

Aspirants looking forward to taking the upcoming exam can check here for tips from the toppers on how to crack the exam. JEE Advanced topper tips will provide aspirants with practical, tried-and-tested advice, instilling confidence and offering valuable guidance throughout their preparation journey.

How to Crack JEE Advanced Exam

Past 10 Years Topper Tips on How to Crack JEE Advanced Exam

In this article, we will look into how to crack JEE Advanced according to the past 10 years toppers. How did the toppers of the previous 10 years study for the exam? What are the things that they did differently to get that number 1 position? How did they crack the exam with high marks? How did they plan their JEE Advanced preparation? What books did they use? Let us check here the tips that the toppers have left behind for the aspirants of IITs.
The difficulty level of JEE Advanced has varied over the past 10 years, with some years featuring more challenging papers than others. However, it's generally considered to be a highly competitive exam demanding a deep understanding of concepts and strong problem-solving abilities.

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Past 10 Years Topper Tips on How to Crack JEE Advanced Exam

Check below topper tips from the past 10 years on how to crack the challenging JEE Advanced examination:

Year and Topper Name


Prakhar Jain

JEE Advanced 2023 AIR 21

  • Started preparation for JEE in class 11th. 
  • The first books to refer to are always NCERT, after the class notes given by my teachers. 
  • For JEE Advanced, NCERT is necessary but not sufficient, hence would refer to all the assignments, packages, and modules given to me by my teachers for preparing for JEE Advanced.
  • Started taking full-length mock tests around 2 weeks after completing my JEE Advanced syllabus for the first time, around 8 months before JEE Advanced. 
  • The strategy in the exam was to complete one subject at a time in the order CPM rather than going in rounds and switching subjects too frequently. But would not recommend everyone to follow the same strategy rather discuss it with your teachers.

Read complete interview here.

Gulshan Kumar

JEE Advanced 2022 AIR 37

  • Dedicated sufficient time to understand the fundamental concepts of each subject thoroughly.
  • Made sure to cover the syllabus comprehensively.
  • Regular practice was a crucial aspect of preparation.
  • In the exam, first, solve the easy questions of chemistry - a scoring and easy subject. Then solve easy questions from Physics, followed by Maths. At the last, reattempt the unsolved questions again. Focus on maintaining accuracy during paper solving.

Read complete interview here.

Mridul Aggarwal

JEE Advanced 2021 AIR 1

  • His mantra for success is “to work on one’s mistakes without allowing its baggage to weaken one’s resolve”.
  • On average, he had spent 8-9 hours focussing on the core subjects.

G Bhuvan Reddy

JEE Advanced 2020 AIR 2

  • Started preparing for the JEE Advanced from class 11th.
  • Focussed on learning basic concepts important from an exam point of view, solving problems that are of exam level or tougher and also preparing for the board exam.
  • The preparation strategy and schedule were prepared by our teachers in the coaching institute and we followed it without failing.
  • Along with that, I also appeared for weekly mock tests conducted by the coaching to assess my performance. The mock test helped me to know my preparation level and weak areas in the three subjects.

Read complete interview here

Parvik Dave
JEE Advanced 2019 AIR 60, Gujarat State Topper

  • Prepared for the exam for the last two years.
  • My preparation strategy was to regularly revise what I learned and dedicate 10 to 12 hours daily.

Read complete interview here

Pranav Goyal

JEE Advanced 2018 AIR 1

  • Started preparations for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced from Class XI.
  • As far as my study plan is concerned, I focused on understanding and getting my concepts right.
  • Used to study for around 8 to 9 hours a day.
  • JEE Mains is more about memorizing while JEE Advanced is all about conceptual understanding.
  • In the last three weeks before the exam, I took a lot of online mock tests and solved numerous sample papers for JEE Advanced. Since, all these were timed, it helped get a feel of the examination. I suggest that students should solve at least eight to nine years of JEE Advanced previous years' question papers to get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam. Moreover, it also gives an overview of the time one should spend on each subject.

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Sarvesh Mehtani

JEE Advanced 2017 AIR 1

  • Prepared for the exam for almost two to three years.
  • 10 - 12 hours of study a day effectively including revisions.
  • Level of JEE is higher than NCERT books.
  • Take up JEE Advanced mock tests and sample papers extensively.
  • Solve a lot of previous years' question papers.
  • For Physical Chemistry go through books by N Awasthi.
  • Organic Chemistry – books by Himanshu Pandey and for Inorganic Chemistry - books by K Kumar.
  • For Mathematics, refer to a series of books by Vinay Kumar.
  • Work hard and do what you like. Don’t do anything that you don’t feel like doing. Follow your teachers blindly as they are your real guides. They will help you in achieving your success. Be organized in whatever you do.

Read complete interview here

Aman Bansal

JEE Advanced 2016 AIR 1

  • Prepared for JEE since Class 11th.
  • Took coaching classes at Kota.
  • Utilised time properly and regular studies.  
  • Was not strict with my study hours every day. Some days studied for 7-8 hours, while the other days, studied for 9-8 hours.
  • Identify the silly mistakes that you make from the study materials and question papers you have. Work on those.
  • Follow what your teachers say and suggest. Follow the notes they share. Read the JEE Advanced books they recommend. Participate in group discussions.

Read complete interview here

Satvat Jagwani

JEE Advanced 2015 AIR 1

  • Started preparing 2 years before the exam.
  • Joined coaching classes in Kota.
  • Used to devote around 5-6 hours every day to self-study.

Read complete interview here.

Chitraang Murdia

JEE Advanced 2014 AIR 1

  • Started preparing after Class 10th.
  • Attended classes from 9 am-12 pm or 2 pm – 5 pm and took tests regularly.
  • Study hard. Pay attention. Don’t get distracted. If possible, join a good coaching institute

Read complete interview here.

Also Read:

JEE Advanced 2024 Difficulty Trends in Past 10 Years

Let us check how has the difficulty level of JEE Advanced evolved in the past 10 years:

  • Varied Difficulty: The difficulty level has oscillated from moderate to extremely challenging across different subjects and sections within the exam.
  • Increased Emphasis on Conceptual Understanding: Recent years have seen a shift towards more concept-based questions rather than straightforward ones. The focus has been on testing the candidate's fundamental understanding of the subjects.
  • Increased Application-Oriented Questions: The trend has moved towards questions that assess not only theoretical knowledge but also the ability to apply that knowledge to solve complex problems.

JEE Advanced 2024 will be held on May 26. IIT JEE Advanced is a computer-based test (CBT) with two papers in total. Each paper contains three sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates must attempt both papers 1 and 2 to be eligible for admission to the IITs.

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